Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for giving me the chance to review Winter at Wishington Bay by Maxine Morrey
Eighteen months ago, Sophia Jones finally walked out on her unhappy life.
With a tricky divorce ongoing, money is tight and so when friends offer her a housekeeping job while they’re away travelling, she accepts.
Nate McKinley is hesitant when his brother, Gabe, offers him the use of their home in the picturesque village of Wishington Bay. But he has a book to a write and an imploded marriage to recover from, so maybe a change of scene is exactly what he needs.
As Wishington Bay works its magic, friendship blossoms between Sophia and Nate. For Nate, finally feeling able to be himself with someone who is honest and down to earth is a revelation.
But Sophia has a secret and a jealous colleague is determined to blow her cover. Can she really keep her old life in the past or is it destined to destroy this new, happy one too?
Take a trip back to Wishington Bay this winter and find out…
I’ve always loved Maxine’s books and Winter at Wishington Bay was no different, it was so nice to be back at the beautiful place of Wishington Bay, catching up with some familiar characters as well as meeting some interesting new ones. Even though this is Book 2 in the series it can easily be read as a standalone. It was an absolute joy to read. I look forward to reading what else happens in Wishington Bay.
Maxine has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember and wrote her first (very short) book for school when she was ten.
As years went by, she continued to write, but ‘normal’ work often got in the way. She has written articles on a variety of subjects, as well as a local history book on Brighton. However, novels are her first love.
In August 2015, she won Harper Collins/Carina UK’s ‘Write Christmas’ competition with her first romantic comedy, ‘Winter’s Fairytale’. Her second, ‘The Christmas Project’ was a top 10 bestseller on the UK Kindle chart.
Maxine lives on the south coast of England, and when not wrangling with words loves to read, sew and listen to podcasts. Being a fan of tea and cake means she can (should!) also be found out on a walk.